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Elstree & Radlett Talking Newspaper Society to set up club for the blind
Blind people will be given a new “lifeline” when a social club is launched – but the club needs volunteers to help set it up.
The Elstree & Radlett Talking Newspaper Society is looking to launch the activities group for blind people across Hertsmere to share their stories and make new friends.
David Clout, of Watling Knoll, Radlett, wants to see club members “getting out and doing things” and enjoying themselves with others in the same boat as them.
He also hopes to plan activities days such as bowls tournaments and drama performances.
The granddad said: “This could be a really fun thing for people in the area so I am really looking forward to get it started.
“This club will be a unique way to help blind people meet new people in a relaxing and easy-going environment.
“It is going to be more than just a place to sit and chat, I want to make it as interesting and as fun as possible.
“I really hope it becomes a success. It will be a lifeline to blind people in the area.”
The group is being launched by the talking newspapers society, which has 35 blind listeners across the borough.
The club is also being backed by Mayor of Borehamwood Pat Strack and is hoped to open sometime this year.
People interested in lending a hand or joining the club can come to a meeting at the civic offices, in Elstree Way, Borehamwood, next Wednesday, February 27 at 2pm.
For more information, ring Mr Clout on 01923 854 403.